Who Do You Think You Are Magazine
Bringing family history to life
For the family historian, few heirlooms are as precious as an autobiography. Alan Crosby is lucky to possess one written by his mother, offering vivid accounts of a bygone age
A recent trip to Oxford saw Alan pay a pilgrimage to the house where a branch of his family tree once lived – including a forebear who served in the local fire brigade
Alan Crosby recently came across some fascinating details about the diets of our Georgian forebears – enough to make a modern nutritionist scream
We select some of the highlights from the BFI's new Britain on Film website, which showcases historic footage from across the country
Paul Blake suggests the kind of resources that reader John Reeves can make use of to discover why his grandmother was sent to a children's home in Greater Manchester
Jonathan Scott surveys the best websites for researching ‘the Few’ and the RAF ground staff that supported them in the Second World War
Ever found a frustrating gap in a parish register? Rather than lax record keeping, there might be a more unusual explanation says Alan Crosby
We may be in for a sweltering summer, but at least we won’t face the freakish weather conditions our ancestors endured in 1783, says Alan Crosby
Alan's getting excited about the new series of WDYTYA? and the type of stories that could be in store
The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo means that there’s never been a better time to research ancestors who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, writes Jonathan Scott
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